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Man with life-threatening injuries after crash in Barnsley

Police are appealing for witnesses following a life-threatening collision in Barnsley this afternoon.

At around 3.10pm, it is reported that a white Honda XR125 motorcycle and a silver Ford Focus were in collision in Hanover Street, Thurnscoe, near to the junction with Hanover Square and Grange Street.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 27-year-old man, has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Shop owner releases shocking CCTV footage after robbery

CCTV footage has been released of two armed robbers who threatened female staff during a raid at a convenience store.

The footage shows one of the men jumping over the counter before they forced staff to hand over cash from the till.

The store's owner Ron Ford, released the footage in a bid to catch them.

The robbery happened at the Costcutter store on Fish Dam Lane in the Monk Bretton area of Barnsley.

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New CCTV image released in Barnsley sexual assault investigation

Detectives investigating a reported serious sexual assault in Barnsley town centre have issued a new CCTV image of a man they would like to trace.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

At around 5am on Sunday 22 March, a 30-year-old woman was walking along Eldon Street heading out of town after a night out with friends.

A man is believed to have approached her and walked with her past the bus stop outside Halifax bank.

It is alleged that the woman was then subjected to a serious sexual assault in a disused car park off Eldon Street, before the suspect fled the scene onto Pitt Street.

Our investigation into this attack continues in earnest and as part of this process, we are releasing new images of a man we believe can assist us with our investigation.

The town centre was still very busy around the time of the incident and we’d like to hear from anyone who might recognise the man pictured or who may have witnessed something.

As yet, no arrests have been made and we are urging anyone with information to come forward.

– Detective Sergeant Andy Knowles

Police name pensioner killed in Barnsley collision

The elderly woman who died following a collision in Barnsley has been named as Ruth Elizabeth Cocker.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Mrs Cocker, 85, from Birdwell, was travelling in a grey Ford Mondeo when it was in collision with a wall on Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common at 11pm on Wednesday.

She passed away in hospital.

An 82-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

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Ex-Yorkshire Marine Kosta laid to rest in private ceremony

The family of a former Royal Marine killed while fighting Islamic State in Syria have laid him to rest during a private ceremony this morning.

Erik Konstandious Scurfield, from Barnsley was buried after a funeral service in Nottingham.

The 25-year-old was the first UK national killed battling Islamic State in Syria.

Barnsley school hosts quartet of penguins

A school in Barnsley has hosted a quartet of penguins to mark the release of a Hollywood animated film about the birds on DVD,

The Humboldt penguins were invited by Worsbrough Common Primary's film club to encourage future film makers.

They're part of an initiative to get more kids interested in films as well as promoting the latest animated penguin Tinseltown movie.

Martin Fisher reports:

Police release CCTV images over Barnsley sex assault

Police in Barnsley have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with a serious sexual assault in the town.

Police release cctv image of a man they want to trace Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Officers say in the early hours of Sunday morning a 30-year-old woman was assaulted in a disused car park near Eldon Street.

Officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage, however it is apparent the town centre was still very busy around the time of the attack.

"We would like to speak to anybody who can identify the man in the images, or who believes they were in the area at the time or may have witnessed something that may assist, to please contact police.

"The woman is receiving the appropriate care and support from specialised officers and I would urge anyone with any information to please come forward as it could prove vital to the investigation."

– Det Sergeant Andy Knowles, South Yorkshire Police
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